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by Edvard Grieg
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Lyric Pieces by Edvard Grieg. Walter Gieseking, piano. Recorded in September, 1956 in mono. Gieseking recorded 31 of the 66 Lyric Pieces in two volumes for Angel Records. Volume One is presented here. These works were composed between 1867 and 1901. Recorded from the original mono LP Angel 35450 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Lyric, Gieseking, Grieg, piano, Pieces, Grieg, Gieseking
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by Hector Berlioz
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Symphonie Fantastique, Op.14 by Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). Charles Munch (1891-1968) conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in Boston in 1955. Transfer from the original RCA Victor Red Seal mono LP LM-1900 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Fantastique, Berlioz, Munch, Boston, RCA
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by Jean Sibelius
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The Swan of Tuonela, from the Four Legends, Op.22 by Jean Sibelius. Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. English Horn solo by principle oboist Marcel Tabuteau. Recorded May 2&3, 1929.  This hauntingly beautiful recording comes with a good story. Tabuteau's biographer writes how 'Stoki called him up one morning and said, "I would like to record the Swan tomorrow."  Tabuteau didn't even have an English horn.  He got on the train and went to New York to rent an...
Topics: Sibelius, Stokowski, Swan, Tuonela, Philadelphia, Tabuteau, Victor
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by Charles Ives
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Symphony No. 4 by Charles Ives (1874-1954). The American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977). Associate conductors: David Katz and Jose Serebrier. Members of the Schola Cantorum of New York, Hugh Ross, director. Ives composed this work in 1916, around the time Stokowski made his first acoustic recordings. Fifty years later, Stokowski conducted the premier performance of the symphony in 1965 and followed with this premier recording the same year. Transfer from the...
Topics: Ives, Stokowski, Symphony, Columbia
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by Vaughan Williams
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Ballet score composed in 1923 by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Performed here by Sir Adrian Boult conducting the Philharmonic Promenade Orchestra. (It's really the London Philharmonic Orchestra.) Recorded in 1954. Transferred from the Westminster mono LP XWN 18251 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Vaughan Williams, Boult, King, Cole
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by Felix Mendelssohn
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Concerto in E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op.64 by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Isaac Stern, violin with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. In three movements: Allegro molto appassionato, Andante, and Allegretto non troppo. Recorded March 23/24, 1958 at the Broadwood Hotel in Philadelphia. Transferred from the original Columbia mono LP ML 5379. Transfer by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Mendelssohn, Stern, Ormandy, Philadelphia, Columbia
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by Maurice Ravel
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Piano Concerto in G Major by Maurice Ravel. Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920-1995), piano, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Ettore Gracis. Recorded in London in November, 1957. This is the first stereo recording of Ravel's concerto. Transfer from the original Angel stereo LP S 35567 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Ravel, Michelangeli, Concerto, Philharmonia, Gracis
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by Paul Hindemith
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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1939) by Paul Hindemith (1895-1963). Joseph Fuchs, violin, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Eugene Goosens. This is the premier recording of this work and dates from 1962. However, David Oistrakh's recording (made only a few months later) is superior in both sound and performance quality despite coming from a live performance. This transfer is from the original Everest LP SDBR 3040. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Hindemith, Violin, Concerto
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by Sergei Prokofiev
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Symphony No.4, Op.47/112 by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953). Eugene Ormandy (1899-1985), conductor, leading the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded in 1960 and originally released on Columbia Masterworks. This transfer comes from a 1973 reissue on Columbia Odyssey, Y32226. There are two opus numbers because Prokofiev wrote the original version in 1929, but gave it a major revision in 1947. This recording is of the 1947 version. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Prokofiev, Ormandy, Symphony, Philadelphia, Columbia
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by Camille Saint-Saens
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Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens. Leopold Stkowski leading the Philadelphia Orchestra with violin solo by Alexander Hilsberg. Recorded January 15, 1936 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Stokowski also recorded this work in 1925 and 1975. The 1925 recording was the first orchestral performance in America captured with the then new electrical recording process. This transfer comes from the original Victor Red Seal 12" disc 14162. Transfer by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre, Stokowski, Philadelphia, Victor
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by Jules Massenet
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Ballet music from the 1885 opera Le Cid by Jules Massenet (1842-1912). Robert Irving (1913-1991) conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. Robert Irving was a well regarded 20th century conductor of ballet music. Transfer from the original circa 1953 mono London LP LL 651 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Ballet, Le Cid, Massenet, Irving, London
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by Sergei Prokofiev
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The Ugly Duckling, Op.18 by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953). Regina Resnik, soprano with Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting the Stadium Symphony of New York (the New York Philharmonic). Recorded in New York City in 1959 using Everest Records' technique of using 35 mm film stock as a recording medium. Transfer from the original Everest Records stereo LP 3108 by Bob Varney.  
Topics: Prokofiev, Stokowski, Everest, Resnik
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by Sergei Prokofiev
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Symphony No.6, in E-flat minor, Op.111 by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953). Eugene Ormandy (1899-1985), conductor, leading the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded in 1961 and originally released on Columbia Masterworks. This transfer comes from a 1974 reissue on Columbia Odyssey, Y32885. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Symphony, Prokofiev, Ormandy, Philadelphia, Columbia
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by Tchaikovsky
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Romeo & Juliet Overture - Fantasy by Tchaikovsky. Originally composed in 1870, a final third version premiered in 1886 after revisions. Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957)  leading the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Recorded April 8, 1946 in Carnegie Hall, New York City. Transfer from the original RCA Victor 78 set DM-1178 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Tchaikovsky, Romeo, Juliet, Toscanini, 78
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by Sergei Prokofiev
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Cinderella Ballet Suite by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953). Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting the Stadium Symphony of New York (the New York Philharmonic). Movements: 1) Fairy of Spring and Fairy of Summer 2) Cinderella Goes to the Ball 3) Cinderella at the Castle 4) Cinderella and the Prince 5) Cinderella's Waltz-Midnight 6) Apotheosis - Finale Recorded in New York City in 1959 using Everest Records' technique of using 35 mm film stock as a recording medium. Transfer from the original...
Topics: Prokofiev, Cinderella, Stokowski, Everest
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by Franz Liszt
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Franz Liszt: Concerto for Piano No.1 in E flat major. Antal Dorati conducting the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Artur Rubinstein, pianist. Recorded in 1947. Transfer from the original RCA Victor 78 set DM 1144 by Bob Varney. Re-recorded and a new transfer posted on 12/22/2018.
Topics: Liszt, Dorati, Rubinstein, Concerto
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by Ralph Vaughan Williams
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"The Wasps" by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Incidental music to the play by Aristophanes. Composed in 1909. Performed here by the Philharmonic Promenade Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult. (It's really the London Philharmonic Orchestra.) Recorded in 1954. Transferred from the Westminster mono LP XWN 18251 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Wasps, Vaughan Williams, Boult, Westminster
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by Edvard Grieg
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Volume II of Lyric Pieces by Edvard Grieg performed by Walter Gieseking. Recorded in September, 1956. Gieseking recorded 31 of the 66 Lyric Pieces for two records issued separately by Angel Records. Recorded from the original mono Angel LP 35451 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Grieg, Lyric, Pieces, Gieseking
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by Franz Liszt
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Hungarian Rhapsodies 1-3 by Franz Liszt. Leopold Stokowski conducting members of the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Recorded on February 8 & 10, 1955 at the Manhattan Center in New York City. Transfer from the RCA Victor mono LP LM-1878 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Lisazt, Hungarian, Rhapsody, Victor, Stokowski
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by Georges Enesco
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Roumanian Rhapsodies Nos.1 & 2 by Georges Enesco. Leopold Stokowski conducting members of his Symphony Orchestra. Recorded on July 23rd and October 1st, 1955 at the Manhattan Center in New York City. Transfer from the RCA Victor mono LP LM-1878 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Enesco, Roumanian, Rhapsody, Stokowski, Victor
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by Jean Sibelius
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Symphony No.5, Pohjola's Daughter, Tapiola. Robert Kajanus (1859-1933) conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in London in 1932. Transferred and restored from the original RCA Victrola set 11503-11509. Restoration by Bob Varney.
Topics: Sibelius, London, Symphony, Pohjola's, Tapiola
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J.S.Bach. Partita No.3: Prelude. Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano. Arranged by Rachmaninoff. Recorded February 27th, 1942.
Topics: Bach, Partita, Rachmaninoff
Source: 78
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by Borodin
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Polovtsian Dances 1 - 4, In the Steppes of Central Asia by Alexander Borodin. Dimitri Mitropoulos conducting the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York. From the 1954 Columbia LP CL 751. The May 29, 1954 issue of Billboard listed this album as # 10 on the classical charts. Transfer by Bob Varney from the original mono LP.
Topics: Borodin, Mitropoulos, Columbia, Polovtsian, Steppes
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by Tchaikovsky
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Sleeping Beauty Ballet (Orchestral Suite) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Leopold Stokowski conducting his Symphony Orchestra. Recorded December 11-14, 1947 at the Manhattan Center in New York City. Transfer from the original six-record RCA Victor Red Seal 78 set DM 1205 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty, Ballet, Stokowski, 78
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by Berlioz
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Les Nuits D'ete (Summer Nights) Op. 7. Poems by Thomas Gautier set to music by Hector Berlioz. Eleanor Steber, soprano with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Dimitri Mitropolous conducing. Recorded in January, 1954. Transfer from the original Columbia LP ML 4940.Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Les Nuits D'ete, Columbia, Steber, Mitropolous, Berlioz
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by César Franck
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Symphony in D Minor by César Franck (1822-1890). Paul Paray (1886-1979) conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Part of Mercury Record's "Living Presence" series, this is one of the earlier recordings; a mono recording done with a single microphone. Recorded in Detroit in 1953. Transferred from the original mono Mercury LP MG-50023 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Mercury, Symphony, Franck, Paray, Living Presence
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by Tchaikovsky
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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op.35 by Tchaikovsky. Isaac Stern, violin with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. Recorded March 23 & 24, 1958 at the Broadwood Hotel in Philadelphia. Transferred from the original Columbia mono LP ML 5379. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Violin, Concerto, Stern, Ormandy, Tchaikovsky, Columbia
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by Jose Iturbi
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"Spanish Piano Music", Jose Iturbi (1895-1980), piano. The Spanish pianist, conductor, and film star performs works by Enrique Granados and Isaac Albeniz. Recorded in Paris for Pathe Marconi in 1959. Transferred from the Angel stereo LP S-35628 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Spanish, piano, Iturbi, Albeniz, Granados
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by Rachmaninoff
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), composer. William Kapell (1922-1953), piano with Fritz Reiner conducting the Robin Hood Dell Orchestra of Philadelphia. (Summer work for many Philadelphia Orchestra members.) Recorded June 27, 1951 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. RCA Victor mono LP LM-9026. Kapell (1922-1953) died tragically in a plane crash returning from an Australian tour. At the time, he was already recognized as perhaps the greatest American-born...
Topics: Rachmaninoff, Kapell, Reiner, Paganini
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by Richard Strauss
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Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks by Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Serge Koussevitzky conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This 1945 RCA Victor recording was issued as one of the first widely distributed examples of vinyl used for commercial records. Named the "DV" series and saying "Red Seal Deluxe" on the label, the records for this 30-issue series were made from red vinyl and had a spiral design embedded in each disc. This was the first in the series, and preceded the...
Topics: Eulenspiegel's, Strauss, Boston, RCA, Victor, 78
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by Giacomo Puccini
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Il Trittico by Giacomo Puccini. Conductor Lamberto Gardelli. Orchestra - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Chorus - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Michele - Robert Merrill. Luigi - Mario Del Monaco. Il Tinca - Renato Ercolani. Il Talpa - Silvio Maionica. Giorgetta - Renata Tebaldi. La Frugola - Lucia Danieli. Recorded in 1962. Transferred from the original London Jubilee LP set 411 65-1. Transfer by Bob Varney.
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Topics: Trittico, Puccini, Gardelli, Merrill, Del Monaco, Tebaldi, Opera
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by Maurice Ravel
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Bolero by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Paul Paray (1886-1979) conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Part of Mercury Record's "Living Presence" series, this is one of the earlier recordings; a mono recording done with a single microphone. Recorded in Detroit in early 1953. Transferred from the original Mercury LP MG-50020 by Bob Varney.
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Topics: Bolero, Ravel, Paray, Mercury, Detroit
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by Camille Saint-Saens
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Piano Concerto No.2, Op.22 by Camille Saint-Saens. Philippe Entremont, piano with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. A 1966 stereo recording: Columbia ML 6178. Transferred from the original LP by Bob Varney.
Topics: Saint-Saens, piano, concerto, Entermont, Ormandy, Philadelphia, Columbia
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by Giacomo Puccini
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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini. Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, and Tito Gobbi. Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano. Conductor: Victor de Sabata. Chorus master: Vittore Veneziani. Producer Walter Legge. Sound engineer: Robert Beckett. Recorded in Milan by EMI in 1953. Transfer from EMI's digitally remastered 1980's LP AVB 34047. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Tosca, Puccini, De Sabata, Callas, Di Stefano, Gobbi, opera
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by Camille Saint-Saens
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Piano Concerto No.4 in C minor, Op.44 by Camille Saint-Saens. Philippe Entremont, piano with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. A 1966 stereo recording: Columbia ML 6178. Transferred from the original LP by Bob Varney.
Topics: Saint-Saens, piano, concerto, Entermont, Ormandy, Philadelphia, Columbia